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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Republican president that wins an election does it by cheating the system.

Why does it seem that after Bush senior, that every Republican president that wins an election does it by cheating the system. 

The Florida election recount of 2000 was a period of vote recounting in Florida that occurred during the weeks after Election Day in the 2000 United States presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. The Florida vote was ultimately settled in Bush's favor by a margin of 537 votes when the U.S. Supreme Court, in Bush v. Gore, stopped a recount that had been initiated upon a ruling by the Florida Supreme Court. That in turn gave Bush a majority of votes in the Electoral College and victory in the presidential election.

Over the last four years the Republicans have gone through elaborate attempts to make sure populations that don’t support them don’t get a chance to vote. After the 2010 walloping, Republicans decided they would need to tilt the odds in their favor. Using their control of state legislatures, they gerrymandered districts to ensure their victory. Karl Rove came out and said it in an Op-Ed, writing, “He who controls redistricting can control Congress.” They won in districts that were drawn specifically to allow them to win. There were certainly other factors at play, but it’s hard to image Republicans winning as many seats without their nifty swindle. 

Billionaires are influencing the democratic process in a manner that is pure corruption. If it is allowed, you will have an oligarchy, not a democracy.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

To liberal viewers, this whole display is boggling!

I was driving down Warner and PCH and saw this trump supporter crossing the street with a big hunting knife strapped to his belt. I grew up at the beach and I have never seen anybody strapping a large knife. It’s hard to know exactly when the Republican Party assumed the mantle of the “stupid party.”To liberal viewers, this whole display is boggling. These folks clearly are competent enough to dress themselves, read the address of the rally and show up on time, and somehow they continue to believe stuff that’s so crazy and so false that it’s impossible to believe anyone that isn’t barking mad could believe it. How unfortunat­e for America, particular­ly white american, to reveal to the world that the very best representa­tion of your leadership is Trump. Mr. Trump promotes a nativist, isolationist, anti-trade agenda that is supported by few if any serious scholars. He called for tariff increases that experts warn will cost millions of jobs and plunge the country into a recession. 
 Trump is a little tone-deaf to the average American. 
 He unveiled his slogan this week: 'Are you better off than you were four wives ago? 

In a way, the joke’s on the Republican Party: After decades of masquerading as the “stupid party,” that’s what it has become. But if an unapologetic ignoramus wins the presidency, the consequences will be no laughing matter. 

"The Republicans have become fascist", who would support such a party?

Saturday, February 25, 2017

We literally buy the food that the poor conservatives eat.

Democrats are less likely to be in need of being fed, we tend to be the ones doing the feeding. We earn more about 7% more on average, I suspect because we value education. We pay more in taxes. Lib states are wealthier and support the conservative states which are the poorest in the nation. The wealthiest part of any state is the liberal part of the state and the poorest are the conservative areas of the state. Highest food stamp use, in Conservative states, lowest lifespans in conservative states as is highest infant mortality ( babies there are only sacred before birth). Yes Conservatives are fed by hand and by we liberals, we literally buy the food that the poor conservatives eat.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

We need to keep our museums going!

It's important for us to still have right-wingers and conservative Republicans for a while so we can keep our museums going and show our grandchildren what they were like.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Obstructio­n itself is the primary reason for less certainty

Republican­s like to blame the bad economy on things they made up—like this myth of “certainty­.” However, if they really believed it themselves­, they’d compromise to get legislatio­n settled. Yet they choose to obstruct even though obstructio­n itself is the primary reason for less certainty. I blame the GOP. If they worked with Obama then perhaps the country would be doing better. They ran on jobs and haven't produced any jobs bill since being elected.The republican­­­'s sole efforts of protecting wall street and carrying the water for large money hoarding tax dodging corporation­­­s, while blocking any and all suggestion­­­s this president makes - even those that agree with their own policies! - is hopefully being seen by the American people for what it is.... A party *obsessed* with it's own political interests and that of their corporate benefactor­­­s; at the expense of the American people begging them to cooperate in finding solutions to the economic problems that plague this nation. If "the people deserve a say" in appointing a Supreme Court Justice, and the Republicans' way of giving the people a say is waiting a year before doing anything, what other government functions do the Republicans believe need to be delayed for a year in order to "give people a say"?

The answer to that question would clearly indicate when Republicans believe "the people deserve a say" and when the Republicans believe the people don't deserve a say.

For example, if China attacked America tomorrow, would the Republicans argue that Obama cannot do anything for a year because "the people deserve a say"? Or would the Republicans work with Obama to formulate a response, implying that the people don't deserve a say in determining when a country goes to war?

You would think that the people should always deserve a say, but by blocking a certain function on the grounds that "the people deserve a say," the Republicans are inferring that functions they fail to block are functions in which they believe the people don't deserve a say. (The Democrats' argument is logical because it says the people already had their say.)

I'd love for Obama to get them to answer that one...

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

These kind of Republican candidates give us gridlocked governments!

Billionaires are influencing the democratic process in a manner that is pure corruption. If it is allowed, you will have an oligarchy, not a democracy. You are only allowed to vote for a candidate who has the approval of the billionaire class.
These kind of  Republican candidates give us gridlocked governments that are only able to ((pass tax cuts and protections for corporations)). 

How's that working for you, America? 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

((Trickle-up economics))

((Trickle-up economics)).  
I own a business that caters to the rich and the poor. What most people fail to realize is that money starts with the poor and works its way up the ladder.  
Why don't these business owners want the working poor to have more money? Working poor people spend every dollar they earn. That spending winds up in the economy immediately. More goods sold mean more staff needed, which keeps the ball rolling.  

The GOP knows this, but they cannot allow any progress to happen under President Obama's watch.